Celebrities Who’ve Used Surrogacy and Other Infertility Treatments, Part 1

This article is Part 1 in the series Celebrities Who Have Used IVF, Surrogacy, Egg Donation and Other Infertility Treatments.

You can read Part 2 here.

Hollywood celebrities like Angeline Jolie, Brad Pitt, Maddona, and Rosie O’Donnell have made headlines by adopting children, but increasing numbers of celebrities are turning to assisted reproduction treatments to start their families. Here you’ll find brief biographies detailing celebrities I’ve found who used surrogates, egg donation, IVF, ICSI, and other infertility treatments.

Celebrities Who’ve Used a Gestational Surrogate

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. VanceActress Angela Bassett and hubby Courtney B. Vance – Bassett, famous for her Oscar-nominated performance in the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It, and Vance (star of Law and Order: Criminal Intent) had twins Bronwyn Golden and Slater Josiah through a gestational surrogate.

Robert DeNiro
Robert De Niro Oscar-winning actor Deniro and his ex-partner Toukie Smith had twin boys using a surrogate in 1995.

Peri Gilpin
Peri Gilpin – Actress Peri Gilpin, famous for playing Ros in the sitcom Frasier, had two baby girls, Stella and Ava, using a gestational surrogate.

Kelsey Grammer and Camille Grammer
Kelsey Grammer and his wife Camille – The Frasier star and his wife used a surrogate to have their children, Jude Gordon and Mason Olivia.

Deidre Hall
Deidre Hall – Emmy-nominated actress Deidre Hall is famous for playing Dr. Marlena Evans on the long-running daytime soap opera Days of our Lives. She and novelist husband Steve Sohmer tried to treat their infertility for 20 years before deciding to use a surrogate who gave birth to their baby boy.

To learn more about surrogacy, you should check out our listings of fertility clinics and egg donor programs and our directory of surrogacy message boards and discussion forums.


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